Grateful Dead Live at Richmond Coliseum on 1985-11-01
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Schoeps CMC441s (90deg, 17cm) with single Omni center channel mic (CMC42 offset ~ 8' - mixed into main pair of CMC 441s) > custom mixer made by Doug Oade (M118 circuit in a 3 channel package) > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1 [recorded by the Oade Brothers]
- 2004-04-30 11:23:07
- Richmond, VA
- Schoeps CMC441s (90deg, 17cm) with single Omni center channel mic (CMC42 offset ~ 8' - mixed into main pair of CMC 441s) > custom mixer made by Doug Oade (M118 circuit in a 3 channel package) > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1
- Richmond Coliseum
Subject: Love it
This was a special night. One of the greatest ones in the 80'2. Unfortunately I was too young to enjoy or even contemplate The Dead before the 80's. Love all of the Pigpen shit. Like most of the Keith stuff. But to me the Dead were their least consistent in the 80's. Some of the best shows ever were in the 80's. Meriweather 85. Alpine 89, Placid 83, Augusta 84 and this show rank as some of my favs, although there are way too many to list. I saw around 275 or so shows. So I can say I knew the bhand well enough to have my opinion count.that and listening on avg abount a show a day or more since 1985.
The Richmond police were all over us on this cold windy, wet Novemeber day, tickets were hard to find, a rarity at this point in time for the bigger venues. The 1st instance of gate-crashing I can remember, hated that part of it, all it did was ruin the vibe, and put untold amounts of pressure on the band,
I will cut this short at this point, the pre-drums was simply amazing, all those great Jerry Ballads, on night were Jerry was on and Phil was sublime.
The Gloria, though not perfect raised the Fucking roof of the place with the energy and the out of left field place. Thought it was a Morning Dew or Sugar Magnolia, but nope, and those Lyrical Pull-backs by Bob were just so much bloody fun. I give it 5 stars not for the recrding alone, but for the specialness of Jerry singing at the end of High time " Tomorrow come trouble, Tomorrow come pain, now dont think to hard baby, cause you know what I am saying, we can have us a High Time, living the Good life" If that doesnt bring tears of Joy to a Deadhead nothing on earth will
Subject: Great show in a year of hit and miss
The show starts off kind of lack luster, but if you listen closely you can hear the exact moment during Big River that they kick it into over drive. The Jack Straw that follows is nothing short of spectacular. While there are versions that are longer and more jammed out this one has some serious energy going on. While I tend to think of Don't Ease as sort of a throwaway song, this one finds the band firing on all cylinders.
As I haven't listened to this one for a long time, I can't really comment too much on the 2nd set yet...But I do remember the Comes a Time being something really special and I really like how they break up Sailor/Saint between Drums/Space. Saint takes off like a rocket ship out of Space.
This is hands down one of the best AUDs I have ever heard. I'm listening to it now through a pair of really high end headphones, and all the instruments are where they should be. In a sentence it's "just exactly perfect."
I did not attend. Again, I was in the height of catching the shows in NY and the Northeast.
But I remember my taper friends sending me this. First, without even playing it, I was floored by the second set list.
First set looked solid. But - considered a no no in some parts - I went right to the second tape.
I played it like 12 times. Unbelievable.
Samson was shaking and most of the Samsons (I think it is fair to say) were kicking that year.
High Time>He's Gone was just beautiful. It seemed natural and effortless. I never got the impression Bob came up blank for his slot - but again I was not there.
Then out of He's Gone .....Spoonful- probably one of the best performances of a Weir cover tune. The band played Spoonful regularly, but not so that the hair on the back of your neck stood up.
You CAN hear the drummers moving in...but Comes a Time takes over and its delicacy is so powerful.
Sailor is unbelievable. Much has been written about the post space, and I will leave that.
But I would like to say that this show is NOT over-rated. It may not be the best show ever - but when you make your list, it's up there.
Subject: Frosty's Picks for the Hearing Impaired
7.6.84, 10.15.84, 6.19.91,
7.18.89, 6.21.84, 9.6.85,
10.12.84, 10.12.83, 11.1.85,
8.24.85, 7.31.82, 6.25.92,
8.5.89, 10.31.83, 6.26.92,
10.8.84, 12.5.81, 8.30.85,
11.5.85, 6.26.84, 8.3.82,
6.8.80, 10.14.84, 8.10.82,
3.14.81, 12.26.80, 4.15.83,
4.18.82, 10.31.91, 9.2.85,
10.14.83, 4.2.90, 4.30.90,
Please let me know if you have any show suggestions that compare to these in quality of sound. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: ....awesome '85-vintage Dead....!!
It's all VERY enjoyable, but I have to single out the MAGNIFICENT "High Time", which is, perhaps, the finest they ever played.....and I say this after completing my recent "High Time Project": in the course of a month, I listened to 120 of the 134 versions the Dead played; this was THE ONE. Garcia nails the lyrics and plays a beautiful solo in the middle.....the "middle solo" being a very rare thing.
Just just incredible incredible.....
Shelve Dick's super-dry SDBD and grab the AUD....!!!
Subject: Another One?
Subject: Brilliant AUD!
Subject: purple stripes, phil , jack-o lanterns
Subject: The dude utopian below
I can see both sides as to why some see this show as a diamond and others much less so, especially those in the former camp who were in attendance and consider it totally top notch. The song selection is so delightfully odd, and a show where Jerry does High Time, He's Gone, Comes a Time and She Belongs to Me all in the 2nd set can't possibly be an average show. Throw in the only Sailor>Saint split with D>S and Gloria, and yes this is a very very good show.
Subject: Like the 80s Dead? You'll like this.
Subject: Was this the show ?
I will always consider this the circus show, the crowd went nuts and then took it up 6 notches from there. The floor was so loose for dancing, it seemed a lot like the scene in the Doors Movie where the whole crowd dances in a big circle and the location of the stage becomes irrelevant.
In some ways, it sucked to see a show like this so early in my years, every show there-after had to compare to that NIGHT in Richmond.
I know longer know anyone who was at this show, however, I would love to have someone reconfim, this just might have been the holy grail of Dead touring.
Peace, and Enjoy the Show...
Subject: 85...what a year!
Subject: Second set ballads
Subject: we can share
Subject: good show.....ok aud
We need more sources from 85!
check out 10-31-83 for an audience.
Subject: This is Why I am a Deahead
Subject: She Belongs To Me
Subject: One For the AGES!!!!! (or the aged, heh-heh)
Subject: AUD Excellence
Subject: some coments.
Subject: Oh Yea
Just Phat, the sound the venue (cept the fuzz was way out of control) but if you managed to stay below "There" radar what a night. I still liked the 2nd night even more
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